Flight - 1 night
Windhoek - 1 night
Kalahari Area - 1 night
Fish River Canyon - 2 nights
Sossusvlei area - 2 nights
Swakopmund - 2 nights
Damaraland - 2 nights
Etosha NP - 3 nights
Otjiwarongo - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night


This circling of Namibia takes you from the deserts and dunes of the Kalahari & Namib deserts through Fish River Canyon to the coast at Swakopmund and bountiful wildlife in Etosha reserve

One of the world’s least populated countries, with some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife; one of Africa’s youngest nations, with the world’s oldest rock art; Namibia offers extraordinary landscapes, heritage sites, and conservation ethos. This tour reveals the streets of Windhoek and many animal species of the Kalahari Desert, far from ‘deserted’ here. Fish River is Africa’s largest canyon, twisting through 160kms of spectacular scenery. Sossusvlei’s amazing topography is unrivalled. With German colonial buildings and Atlantic surfing beaches, Swakopmund is a breath of fresh air on the Skeleton Coast. Damaraland’s ancient rock carvings of animals proof that it was ever thus. Etosha reserve is a feast of wildlife watching, where birds and beasts meet en-masse at waterholes.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide

Special Event

A Castle in Africa

Enjoy traditional African friendliness and beauty with excellent European culinary art and a world-class wine cellar at a special dinner with wine tasting at the fi ne restaurant of castle Hotel Heinitzburg, built in 1914 by Count von Schwerin with excellent views over Windhoek town.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Windhoek.

Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Hilton for an overnight stay. Windhoek tour. Special dinner at the Hotel Heinitzburg. (D)

Day 3 Travel to the Kalahari (5 hrs) via Rehoboth. Nature drive at the Kalahari Desert. Overnight at the 3-star Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch. (B, D)

Day 4 Continue (6 hrs) to Quiver Tree Forest, a rare cluster of the weird-looking aloe trees. Two nights at the Gondwana Collection Lodge, within Gondwana Canyon Park, approx. 20km from Fish River Canyon. Afternoon optional sundowner drive. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit Fish River Canyon’s viewpoint. Optional nature drive. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel (8 hrs) to Sossusvlei, its landscape is a huge, gleaming ‘vlei’, a clay and salt pan, encircled by enormous wind-sculpted ‘star dunes’. Two nights at the 4-star Desert Quiver Camp. (B, D)

Day 7 Drive to Namib National Park and take a 4x4 vehicle to ‘Dune 45’; continue to Dead Vlei. Visit Sesriem Canyon. Enjoy a desert ‘braai’ (barbecue). (B, D)

Day 8 Travel (6 hrs) through lunar landscapes along the Gaub Pass, twisting around the rock formations of Kuiseb Canyon, enroute to coastal Swakopmund. Two nights at the landmark Swakopmund Hotel. (B)

Day 9 Day at leisure or optional morning cruise at Walvis Bay (£45), and optional flight over Skeleton Coast. (B)

Day 10 Travel (7 hrs) to Twyfelfontein valley to visit a gallery of ancient rock art. Visit the Damara Living Museum to experience their traditional way of life. Two nights at the 3-star Twyfelfontein Lodge. (B, D)

Day 11 Morning open vehicle game drive in search of desert elephant and rhino. Optional afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 12 Drive to Etosha via the Petrified Forest with game viewing en route (8 hrs). Overnight within Etosha National Park at the government managed Okaukuejo camp, overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Enjoy a ‘braai’ dinner. (B, D)

Day 13 Open vehicle game drive. Two nights at the Etosha King Nehale Lodge. (B)

Day 14 Full-day open-vehicle game drive in abundant Etosha. (B)

Day 15 Travel to Okonjima (6 hrs), and visit the AfriCat Foundation, dedicated to ‘conservation through education’. Continue to Otjiwarongo, an idyllic retreat at a protected reserve. Two nights at Otjiwa Safari Lodge. (B, D)

Day 16 Morning Rhino trekking. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 17 Transfer to Windhoek airport for the return overnight flight to London. (B)

Day 18 Arrival at London Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Optional excursions/activites are bookable locally, except Walvis Bay cruise.

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into a safari vehicle.

The group is led by a driver/guide and while distances are long, road conditions are a little bumpy and dusty but generally good.

Open vehicle game viewing is included as indicated. ‘En route’ game viewing is in the touring vehicle.

On occasion, alternative hotels/lodges of the same standard may be substituted.


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per person in a twin room/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
February 15 £5695
March 7 £5695
April 11 £5745
May 9 £5745
June 13 £5795
September 19 £5895
October 3 £5845
October 17 £5845

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £695

Flight Options

Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow - On request

Optional Excursions

Walvis Bay Excursion £45

Extension Options

Extra nights
Hilton Windhoek (per night) £115
Single supplement £85

Privately Guided

Add £1995 per person

Tour Only

Save £800 
Arrival transfer add £50
Departure transfer add £115

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 15 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 11 dinners, itinerary as described, services of driver/guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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